OAKLAND — All of Quentel Reed’s current legal problems stem from activity outside a 24th Street liquor store.
It was outside of K&D Market in Oakland where, according to prosecutors, Reed was involved in two shootings in 2022 and 2023, and where police pulled him over in August 2022 and allegedly found a loaded AM-15 rifle, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Now, Reed is in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a maximum 15-year prison term.
These new allegations against Reed are practically a carbon copy of a decade-old arrest that resulted in another federal case. In that instance, Oakland police arrested him for allegedly discarding a gun and 59 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded pistol, during a foot chase near McClymonds High School. He was charged with carrying a pistol during a drug trafficking crime sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in 2013, but granted a compassionate release in 2020 due to health concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic, court records show.
Now, Reed is accused of discharging a firearm during a shootout with multiple others in July 2022, outside the liquor store on the intersection of 24th and Chestnut streets. Roughly three weeks later, he was arrested at the same intersection by Oakland police, who say they found the AM-15 and drugs inside Reed’s Dodge Ram, according to the criminal complaint.
Then, in May 2023, prosecutors allege that Reed and two others were standing outside the K&D Market again, when a man in a passing vehicle opened fire at them. Reed, ducking behind a silver SUV, allegedly produced his own pistol and returned fire, the complaint says.
In addition to the gun charge, Reed faces charges of violating his supervised release from the 2013 conviction. His next court date has been set for Sept. 20, court records show.